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Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit - Lyrics Meaning

From Agoura Hills, California; Linkin Park has been very successful. The band has been tops since 1996. The band uses some pretty unique styles; including some rap, rock and techno - the band's sound is very melodious. The band mainly consists of Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda; but there are a few other members too.

'Breaking the Habit' is a very powerful song based on domestic violence. There is some misconception with the song that this is about the lead singer (Chester Bennington) and drug abuse. According to the band's writer Mike Shinoda, this has nothing to do with him. Let's go over some key lyrics to start off: "I don't know how I got this way. I know it's not alright. So I'm breaking the habit. I'm breaking the habit tonight."

As you can tell by the lyrics and the music video, there is certainly domestic violence involved. The lyrics are saying that a person wants things to change and recognizes their own faults. The persons is stating that they're going to 'break the habit'. This is probably why some people think that this has to do with Bennington. Not all music is about the artists' past or forethoughts. A lot of it is personal feelings and beliefs.